Wednesday, December 28, 2011

How Acupuncture Works

Acupuncture works by the insertion of needles in certain points of the body. This can help the body to release endorphins, which aid the body in stress relief, which is a known trigger for overeating and binge eating. Acupuncture also helps to balance the digestive system and helps to regulate metabolism.

The acupuncturist will choose the points to insert the needles. This is done by consulting with you and discussing your eating habits and the reasons that you overeat. Any other digestive conditions or health concerns will also be addressed at this time.

Standard of Practice of Acupuncture as adopted by RIMAC, Malaysia Academy of Acupuncture - Under the President Acupuncture , Prof Dr Nik Omar

Also adopetd by:

The Aga Khan University Hospital
Department of Physiotherapy

Operation Guideline


Acupuncture by Physiotherapists
Jan, 2012


The content of this guideline was based on epidemiological and

other research evidence available in international literature and

guidelines, supplemented where necessary by the consensus

opinion of the Dean of Research Institute of Malaysian

Acupuncture , Prof. Dr. Nik Omer.

Approved by the;

Head of the Department of Physiotherapy.


Acupuncture has been embraced as one of the treatment modalities within the scope of
Physiotherapy practice. In response to the increasing demand on acupuncture by
patients, acupuncture has been incorporated as one of the therapeutic interventions of physiotherapists. Thorough Physiotherapy Assessment, a procedure by which
collection of relevant information and quantified data is conducted prior to
treatment. Treatment modalities including acupuncture, and other physiotherapy
equipment resolving the clinical problems, are explained and implemented to
the patient. Parameters of acupuncture are selected based on assessment protocols
and knowledge of human anatomy, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology in pain and
motor control and related information on physiology and pathology of the conditions

All physiotherapists practicing acupuncture have to abide strictly the work instruction set by the department of Physiotherapy.

Standards of Practice of Acupuncture by

All Physiotherapists who practice acupuncture should:-

1. Have successfully completed a training program in acupuncture.

2. Apply acupuncture as one of the treatment modalities of the physiotherapy

3. Maintain a standard of documentation by using SOAP method.

4. Comply with standards of infection control procedures as recommended.

Formulation of Acupuncture Treatment Plan

A. Assessment
1. Subjective and objective information from patients.
2. Area and type of acupuncture intervention are identified and discussed with
patient/ family.

B. Intervention Plan
1. Goal for acupuncture intervention should be set.
2. Problems, goals and intervention program (including acupuncture and other
appropriate Physiotherapy modalities) should be discussed with patients.
3. Contra-indications and precautions for acupuncture and all intervention
should be discussed.
4. Verbal consent for acupuncture treatment must be obtained from patients.
5. Intervention plan and time frame of therapy are designed.

C. Implementation of Acupuncture Treatment
1. All safety precautions are taken and use only disposable needle.
2. Warning regarding inappropriate responses should be given to patients.
3. Hygiene and sterilization procedures for both patients and therapists are followed.
4. Standards of waste disposal and handling of blood and body fluid are followed.
5. On going reassessments are needed and appropriate changes will be made
if so required.
6. Records describing acupuncture points, penetration depth, angle of insertion,
and treatment dosage are documented.

Contra-indications and Precautions of Acupuncture

A good knowledge of anatomy is essential in order to avoid structural damages
such as nerves, organs or arteries.

A. Prohibited Areas for Needling

The following areas should be avoided at all times.
1. Scalp area of infants before the fontanelle has closed
2. Nipples and breast tissues
3. Umbilicus
4. External genitalia
5. Eye balls

B. General Precautions

1. Patients with uncontrolled movement are not suitable for acupuncture.
2. Patients allergic to metals may not be suitable for acupuncture without medical clearance.

C. Special Precautions

1. Dangerous or vulnerable points which may lead to damage - Certain useful points which are potentially dangerous and therefore require special attention in their use.

For example, these apply to:

a. Orbit of eye.

b. Certain neck points.

c. Points over lung tissues unprotected by bone or cartilage.

d. Points near arteries.

e. Point over gallbladder .

f. Liv 3 (Taichong ), hypertensive patients may suffer from a rapid drop of BP

g. Ah Shi points close to vulnerable structures

i. Avoid needling certain pathological sites e.g. varicose veins;
inflammatory areas; malignant tumours; areas of unhealthy skin

j. Avoid needling deep and perpendicularly on points of the chest, hypochondria and spine.

2. Pregnant patients-Avoid acupuncture in the first trimester of pregnancy as needling may cause a “miscarriage”, or in the last 3 months as it may cause premature labour. Also to avoid points that are considered especially likely to
disturb a pregnancy. e.g.

a. LI 4 (Hegu)
SP 6 (Sanyinjiao)
K 3 ( Taixi )
b. points over lower abdomen
c. ear points related to endocrine and genito-urinary system d. scalp points for genital and motor sensory areas
e. strong electro-stimulation to acupuncture points.

3. Diabetics patients- Care should be taken when needling diabetic patients because
of the danger of poor peripheral circulation and the effect of some points on
blood sugar level.

4. Frail Patients- Patients with a weak constitution after prolonged chronic illness may
tolerate acupuncture poorly. Strong manipulation is not recommended.

5. Active/Powered-Implant Patients- Patients with active/powered implants such as :
cardiac pacemakers and neurostimulators should not be given electro-acupuncture.

6. Confused Patients- Great care must be taken with patients who are unable to
understand the acupuncture procedure.

7. Children- Parental consent must be obtained for treatment of children.

8. Bleeding disorders:-
a. naturally occurring haemorrhagic diseases like haemophilia.
b. drug-induced bleeding, like warfarin
c. apply pressure on each point on removing needles

9. When Sensation of acupuncture cannot be obtained at a conservative needle depth,
let the needle rest and allow Sensation of acupuncture to come to the needle
over time.

10. Acupuncture should not be inserted in a limb with lymphoedematous swelling.
Broken skin is a source of potential infection and cellulitis, and the patient could
continue to ooze fluid from the sites of needle insertion.

Warnings Given to Patients Prior to Acupuncture

1. In the process of acupuncture treatment, there may be a very mild pain/
discomfort during insertion of needles.
2. The normal sensation during the retention of needles is soreness, heaviness /

fullness, local/ radiating paraesthesia and/ or warmth.

3. Do not move or contract muscles over the treatment areas.

4. Do not fall asleep.

Acupuncture Infection Control Procedure

A. Practitioner Preparation

1. Practitioners should wash hands with liquid soap/ disinfected solution and
thoroughly pat dry hands before and after acupuncture application to patients.

2. Any cut/breaks in skin should be covered with water-proof dressing or sterile
disposable glove worn.

B. Patients’ skin preparation

For patients with normal immune system

1. The patient’s skin should be clean and free from cut, wound and infection.

2. The patients’ skin should be inspected for dirt and grease.

3. The needling site must be disinfected prior to acupuncture using disinfectant such
as 70-80% ethanol.

C. Needle Insertion

1. Sterile, single-use, disposable acupuncture needles with guide-tubes are recommended.

2. Ensure the portion of the needle to penetrate the skin does not come into contact with the bare fingers of the practitioner, or any non-sterile surface.

3. The number of needles inserted must be documented

D. Needle Manipulation

1. Manipulate needle using the handle of the needle. Avoid touching the shaft of the needle.

2. In the case of long needles, a sterile glove may be used to grasp the top of the needle shafts for insertion and/or manipulation.

E. Needle Removal

1. Withdraw needle by grasping needle handle, using a sterile, dry swab/cotton wool ball to apply pressure to the insertion point to prevent bleeding.

F. Handling of Blood and Body Fluid

1. Care must be taken to avoid contact with patients’ blood and body fluid.
Should bleeding occur, a dry cotton wool ball should be used to absorb it. The used cotton wool ball should be put into an appropriate bin.

Management of Possible Complications

Possible complications

Suggested Management
1. Pain caused by needle inserted deep into tissues and hitting pain receptor nerve fibers Adjust the depth and direction of needle insertion
2. Pain caused by needle with fibrous tissue during manipulation Gently rotate the needle back and forth until the fiber is released
3. Pain caused by unskilled manipulation or excessive stimulation Massage the affected area gently with clean gauze for a while after withdrawal of
5. Mild Haematoma Haematoma may resolve by itself.
Reassure patient.

Patient Information for Acupuncture

1. Please inform your physiotherapist if you have any of the following conditions:


on Warfarin or other similar medications


diabetes mellitus



pulmonary tuberculosis


infectious diseases

cardiac pacemaker

deep brain stimulator

other electronic implants

2. Please keep the body parts for treatment clean and free of any ointment before acupuncture.

3. Avoid being hungry, thirsty and unduly tired before acupuncture.

4. Avoid wearing tight outfits and metal accessories over the body parts for acupuncture.

5. During acupuncture, please relaxed and do not change position or move.

6. Please empty your bladder before acupuncture. This is especially important if acupuncture is applied to the lower abdominal region.

7. Do not touch the needles or other acupuncture equipment.

8. Do not fall asleep during acupuncture.

9. During acupuncture, you may have one or more of the following sensations: soreness, heaviness, fullness, local or radiating paraesthesia, and warmth. These sensations are normal. Such sensations may last for a period of time after treatment.

10. After acupuncture, there may be mild bruising over the treatment area, it will subside gradually.

11. If you have any discomfort during acupuncture, please inform your physiotherapist immediately by pressing the emergency bell given.

12. Please consult your physiotherapist for any queries.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Acupuncture For Weight Lost

When dieting doesn’t help, the obese pin hopes on acupuncture

Vietnam News
Hanoi, Vietnam July 25th 2007
HANOI — Fifty-year-old Tran Thi Dang credits acupuncture with helping her lose weight.

Dang, 165cm tall, weighed 65kg before the treatment. In just one month of acupuncture she lost 3kg, she said.
Dang plans to reach 60kg and be able to maintain that weight by the time her daughter returns to school in September.
Her daughter Nguyen Thuy Quynh is 18 years old and weighs 80kg. She hopes the treatment will help her lose weight too.

Many overweight people have turned to acupuncture to lose weight in Viet Nam in recent years. However, health specialists warn that people should not expect miraculous results from the treatment.

Dr Dao Huu Minh at the Central Traditional Medicine Hospital said that not everybody who seeks help with weight loss is necessarily a good candidate for acupuncture.
Obese people who suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, and liver and kidney disease, must be treated for these diseases as well.
The treatment only works for people whose weight-to-height ratio is more than 25, according to Dr Minh.

The treatment lasts 12 weeks, with consultations every second day.
Patients should lose 1kg in the first week, and 2kg in every subsequent three weeks of treatment, Dr Minh said.

Dr Nguyen Viet Thai, head of consultations, said acupuncture accelerated weight loss.
Dr Minh said the treatment could also be used on obese children.
Inserting an acupuncture needle into a particular spot on the ear would allow the needle to be manipulated by the patient to relieve the sensation of hunger when needed.

The doctor said this worked best for children, because the needle only needed to be changed once a week.
Both Dr Minh and Dr Thai agreed that to maintain their new weight, people would have to change their diet over the long term.

Acupuncture was purely a way to help the body adjust to the change, they said.
Dr Minh also said that while some medicines and fad diet would help people lose weight in the short-term, they were not a permanent solution because people would quickly regain weight if they could not overcome their cravings for food in the long term. —VNS

In Malaysia: Dr Faridah A Hamat is a Malay Muslim lady acupuncturist who has done
" How To Loose Weight With Acupuncture;
For more detail call her Kuala Lumpur Clinic AT 03 4042 2020

50 Cases With Children Cortex Blindness Due to Toxic Treated With Acupuncture

Research Done by Yuan Qingshun
From The People Hospital of Luling Area, Shanxi, China.

50 Cases of children blindness due to toxic were treated by acupuncture on Neijingming as main point, the second point were fengchi and Guangming, Hegu and Taichong. The two group can be used alternately.

The method

Ask the children to open the eyes and needle of number 30 can be inserted directly into 0.5 to 1 cun without lifting and twisting.
The second point should be done with even movement method for 30 minutes.

After 6 - 24 times of treatment all the cases were cured.

The Faculty of Homeopathy Malaysia Main Campus

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Miss Phanatchakorn Ubonjinda From Thailand has Completed Her Clinical Training at Our Medical Centre

Mrs Mureit From Switzerland Completed Her Clinical Training at FAHOM July 2011

Prior to her study clinical training at our Medical Centre at Pasir Mas, she has already master her Acupuncture and has been practicing Naturopathy and herbal medicine for last 10 years at Switzerland.

Mr Sommai Phokamnerd From Maldivies has completed his Houseman In Acupuncture Department at Our Medical Centre 2011

Dr Asim Mahmood From Agha Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan has qualified His Clinical Training at Our Hospital

Dr Asim Mahmood is from The department of Phisotherapy, Agha Khan University Hospital, Karachi , Pakistan. He has completed his internship in Acupuncture Department at Faculty of Homeopathy Malaysia. He stood as best Student of the Year 2011 and received his certificate from prof Dr Nik Omar.

He left with his philosopher mind

" Nayar Bivi or Purani ghadi, do nor , muskhil heee' TQ Asim

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Dr Zaharah Loman, A Lady Acupuncturist Passed Away Early Morning 28 August 2011

Al Fatihah to Dr Zaharah binti Loman
Wife of Dr Nik Omar

She passed away early morning 28 August 2011 at 5.00 am
at our Residance No.122 Taman University, Gelang Mas, Buntu Susu,
Pasir Mas, Kelantan.

Due to: Chronic Rheumatic Heart Disease
Which she suffered since at 12 years.

She left her husband Dr Nik Omar and 3 children
Mr Nik Izzuddin Omary 14, Miss Nik Siti Nurbaya 12 and Miss Nik Awzien Safiqa 10.

She was born on 21 October 1975
She passed away on 28 Augsut 2011 at age 35 years.

Al Fatihah

Bahasa Melayu:


Untuk makluman kepasa semua para pesakit Dr Zaharah bt Loman, isteri Dr Nik Omar telah kembali ke Rahmatullah pada 28hb Ogos 2011 jam 5 pagi [ Dua hari sebelum Hari Raya AidilFitri, kerana Sakit Jantung Kronik [ Chronic Rheumatic Heart Disease ] yang beliau alami sejak umur 12 tahun.

Zaharah dilahirkan pada 21 Oktober 1975 di Kg Gelang Mas . Mendapat pendidikan awal di Sekolah Kebangsaan Gelang Mas, Meranti, Pasir Mas, Kelantan sehingga Darjah 6. Tingkatan 1 , beliau belajar di Sekolah Menengah Arab Pohon Buloh, Pasir Mas sehingga Tingkatan 5. Tingkatan 6 beliau belajar di Sekolah Menengah Arab Pasir Mas sehingga tamat SMU.
Selepas itu beliau megerjakan Haji pada tahun 1994 bersama ayah dan ibunya di Mekkah.

Waktu di Mekkah beliau bertemu dengan Dr Nik Omar dan bertunang di Mekkah dan tahun 1995 Che zaharah telah bernikah dengan Dr Nik Omar di Gelang Mas

Pada tahun 1995 beliau telah diterima mengikuti Kursus Kedoktoran Homeopathy sehingga beliau tamat Bachelor Homeopathic Science - BHMS pada tahun 2000. Pada tahun 2002 beliau telah lulus Pengajian Perubatan Akupunktur selama 2 tahun dan beliau menjadi ahli akupunktuis yang terkenal di daerah Pasir Mas.

Beliau telah praktik sebagai Pegawai Perubatan Akupunktur dan Homeopathy di Klinik Homeopathy Dr Nik Omar di Kuala Lumpur sehingga tahun 2002 dan terus berkhidmat di Hospital Homeopathy Dr Nik Omar di Gelang Mas, Bunut Susu, Pasir Mas sehingga beliau kembali ke rahmatullah pada 28 Ogos 2011 yang baru lalu.

Tahun 2010 beliau telah diterima masuk Universiti Malaysia dan tamat Diploma In Magnement pada Mei 2011. Pada July 2011 beliau telah lulus peperiksaan akhir dan dijemput untuk menerima ijazah di Universiti Malaya pada bulan July 2011, tetapi sayang Allah Yarhamah tidak sempat menghadiri konvoksyen tersebut.

Sepanjang hidup Che zaharah adalah seorang isteri yang solehah, taat kepada suami dan mendidik anak-anak sehingga cermelang, anak-anak semua mendapat 5A dalam UPSR.

Kata suami Che Zaharah, " Adalah sukar untuk mencari ganti seorang isteri solehah dan taat kepada suami seperti Che Zaharah, " demekian kata Dr Nik Omar.

Al Fatihah

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Doa For Anxiety and Stress

Dua for Anxiety and Stress

sajdah silhouette 300x157 %photoAlhamdulillah, here are some dua’a to make when under stress and experiencing anxiety. They are a means of dispelling fear, of seeking forgiveness of Allah, seeking His aid, protection and guidance. They are the words of the Messenger of Allah (sall’allahu alayhi wasallam) and hence anyone that sincerely makes these dua during times of great need Allah will always answer the dua of the sinere seeker. May they be of benefit to us all for there is not a time in the life of a believer when he or she does not need the protection, guidance and mercy of Allah.

And those that turn to Allah sincerely imploring His aid should know that in reality it is Allah turning to His servant, for, “When Allah wants to be good to someone, He tries him with some hardship.” (Abu Hurairah)
General advice from Prophet Muhammad (sall’allahu alayhi wasallam) when you are in distress or suffering from anxiety:

In hadith #599 narrated by Abdullah ibn Abbas in Sunan Abu Dawood, The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: If anyone continually asks pardon, Allah will appoint for him a way out of every distress, and a relief from every anxiety, and will provide for him from where he did not reckon.
When in distress or difficulty or sorrow:

Source for this dua subsection: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, volume 4, no 128

1. Ibn ‘Abbas reported, “The Prophet, peace be upon him, at times of sorrow and grief used to supplicate, La ilaha illa Allah Al-’Azim, Al-’Alim, la ilaha illa Allah, Rabbul ‘arshil ‘Azim, la ilaha illa Allahu, Rabbus-Samawati wa rabbul ardi wa rabbul ‘arshi karim (There is no god but Allah, the Mighty, the Forbearing, there is no god but Allah, the Lord of the mighty throne, there is no god but Allah, the Lord of the heavens and the earth, and the Lord of the throne of honor)’.”
Source: Bukhari and Muslim.

2. Anas said that when the Prophet, peace be upon him, was faced with a serious difficulty, he would always supplicate, “Ya Hayyu, ya Qayyumu, bi-rahmatika astaghithu (O the Living, O the Eternal, I seek help in Your grace)."
Source: Tirmidhi

dua hands and alharam 274x300 %photo3. Abu Hurairah reported that whenever the Prophet, peace be upon him, was faced with a serious difficulty, he would raise his head to the sky and supplicate, “Subhan-Allah al-’Azim (glory be to Allah, the Mighty).” And when he implored seriously and strongly, he would say, “Ya Hayyu, Ya Qayyum (O the Living, the Eternal One).”
Source: Tirmidhi

4. Abu Bakrah reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “The supplications of distress are, ‘Allahumma rahmataka arju, fala takilni ila nafsi tarfata ‘ain, wa aslah li sha’ni kullahu, la ilaha illa anta (O Allah, I hope for Your mercy, so give me not over to my self even for as little as wink of an eye, and set right all my affairs, there is no god but You).”
Source: Abu Daw’ud

5. Asma, daughter of ‘Amais, reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, asked her, “Shall I tell you words that you may say in times of pain or distress. These are, ‘Allah, Allah, Rabbi la ushriku bihi shai’an (Allah, Allah, my Lord, I associate none with Him).” Another narration says that these words should be said seven times.
Source: Abu Daw’ud

6. Sa’d ibn Waqas reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “The supplication made by the Companion of the Fish (Prophet Yunus) in the belly of the fish was, ‘La ilaha illa anta, subhanaka, inni kuntu minadh-dhalimin (there is no god but You, You are far exalted and above all weaknesses, and I was indeed the wrongdoer)’. If any Muslim supplicates in these words, his supplication will be accepted.”

In another report we read, “I know words that will cause Allah to remove one’s distress. These are the words (of supplication) of my brother Yunus, peace be upon him.”
Source: Tirmidhi

7. Ibn Mas’ud reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “If any servant of Allah afflicted with distress or grief makes this supplication, his supplication will be accepted: ‘O Allah, I am Your servant, son of Your servant, son of your maidservant. My forehead is in Your hand. Your command conceming me prevails, and Your decision concerning me is just. I call upon You by every one of the beautiful names by which You have described Yourself, or which You have revealed in Your book, or have taught anyone of Your creatures, or which You have chosen to keep in the knowledge of the unseen with You, to make the Qur’an the delight of my heart, the light of my breast, and remover of my griefs, sorrows, and afflictions‘.” A supplication in these words will be answered. Allah will remove one’s affliction and replace it with joy and happiness.
Source: Reported by Ahmad and Ibn Hibban

8. Anas reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, used to supplicate, “O Allah, there is no ease except what You make easy, and you alone can turn a difficulty into ease.” (Ibn As-sinni)
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 4, #131
young woman duaa %photo

Dua and Qadr (predestination) are both a part of Allah's plan

9. Allah’s Apostle used to say at the time of difficulty, “None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, the Majestic, the Most Forbearing. None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, the Lord of the Tremendous Throne. None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, the Lord of the Heavens and the Lord of the Honourable Throne.”
Source: narrated by Ibn Abbas in Sahih Bukhari, volume 9, #526.
Remember that sickness expiates evil deeds and wipes out sins

Abu Hurairah narrates that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said: “When Allah wants to be good to someone, He tries him with some hardship.”

Abu Hurairah also reports that Allah’s Messenger, peace be upon him, said: “For every misfortune, illness, anxiety, grief, or hurt that afflicts a Muslim, even the hurt caused by the pricking of a thorn – Allah removes some of his sins.”

Ibn Mas’ud said: “I visited the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, while he had a fever. I exclaimed: ‘O Messenger of Allah! You have a high fever! ‘ He said: ‘My fever is as much as two among you [might have]. ‘ I asked: ‘Is it because you have a double reward?’ He replied: ‘Yes, that is right. No Muslim is afflicted with any hurt, even if it is no more than the pricking of a thorn, but Allah wipes off his sins because of it and his sins fall away from him as leaves fall from a tree‘.”

Abu Hurairah (r) said: “The Prophet, peace be upon him, remarked: ‘The example of a believer is like a fresh tender plant; from whichever direction the wind blows, it bends the plant. But when the wind dies down, it straightens up again. (Similarly a believer is tested by afflictions to strengthen his faith and heart, and he remains patient and firm). And an evil person is like a pine tree which remains hard and stiff until Allah breaks it whenever He wills.”

Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, volume 4, #1

MRHP Campaign To Stop Sexual Abuse in Children

Perhatikan: Siapa Mangsa Berikutnya
Bertindaklah Dari Sekarag

Watch out who will be the next victim
Stop Child Abuse !!!

Please advise. A friend of mine has seen his daughter naked and she has seen her father nude and he had some times practiced physical (oral) sex (but not intercourse). She is 13 years old.

Please state what is the status for him, his marriage, and what should be done?

He has repented now and done taubah, and come on the right path.


Tagged as: Child Abuse, rape, sex crime, sexual abuse
17 Responses »

July 27, 2010 • 2:31 pm


What your friend has done is a serious sin and a crime. He should be reported to the authorities, and prosecuted. He belongs in prison.

Maybe your friend has stopped his behavior, maybe not. Sexual predators tend not to stop, instead they simply shift their predations from one victim to another. Regardless, he has damaged his daughter in a permanent way, even if you do not see the damage or scars right now. Children who are sexually molested are much more likely to become alcoholics or drug users, and to develop serious emotional problems later in life.

What your friend has done is illegal in every nation in the world. He has forfeited his right to be near his daughter or any other child.

Do you have the courage to report your friend? Maybe you want to "protect" your friend. But who will protect his daughter? Who will protect any other children he might have, or his nieces? They also have a right to justice.


Sexual Abuse in Children

NGO: One in 10 abused victims may turn into sex offender

PETALING JAYA: To say that cases of sexual abuse of boys are under reported is an understatement as one in three sexually abused children is believed to be male.

This finding was based on indirect disclosures filed by victims to the Protect And Save The Children Association of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, a registered non-profit organisation advocating children's rights.

One in 10 of these victims may turn into a young sex offender if they are not given counselling and therapy sessions, said association director Madeleine Yong.

“Much of our society are still unable to accept disclosures from boys who were sodomised or sexually abused.

“Even with female victims, the first reaction is usually blatantly blaming the children what more with the boys, who are more commonly expected to defend themselves?” Yong told the The Star yesterday.

On Monday, Health Ministry Disease Control Division deputy director Dr Zainal Ariffin Omar said sexual abuse of boys might be under reported due to shame and stigma attached to such cases.

In his keynote address at the International Congress of Legal Medicine 2011: Child Abuse and Neglect in Putrajaya, Dr Zainal said a maltreated child might have negative effects on the development of the individual's brain and nervous systems.

This may expose an individual to a higher risk in abusive and sexual behaviours, among others, in adulthood.

Social psychologist Datuk Dr Chiam Heng Keng concurred, saying that paedophiles prey upon victims of both sexes.

Dr Chiam is the Malaysian representative (children) to the Asean Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children.

“If left untreated, there is a high chance the victim will turn into a sex offender himself.

“The victims would feel they need an outlet to appease their guilt and anger by doing the same to another person, as the abuser has stimulated a perverted desire in them,” Dr Chiam said, adding that Malaysia lacked an awareness of abused children's right to express in defence of themselves.

Wahai Ibu Bapa
Awas anak-anak kecil anda, jangan bagi bergaul dengan abang abang yang lebih dewasa , walau sepupu, bapak saudara yang berusia 14 tahun keatas. Apa lagi jika abang-abang ini seorang penagih dadah, gam atau suka lihat filem fonografi, kemungkinan besar, anak anda akan menjadi mangsa.

Lebih baik bertindak lebih awal dari menyesal seumur hidup.

Jangan biarkan anak anda bebas bergaul !!

What Do You Understand by Spondylosis

What is spondylosis?

Spondylosis is a wearing down or degeneration of the spine caused by wear and tear on the joints. Deterioration most frequently involves the cartilage and bones in either the cervical spine (joints of the neck), sometimes referred to as cervical spondylosis, or the lumbar spine, sometimes referred to as lumbar degenerative disc disease. Spondylosis can also affect the middle section of the spine, called the thoracic spine.

Degeneration of the spine is most commonly caused by normal wear and tear, which is why it is far more common for people over age 60 to have symptoms of spondylosis. However, degeneration can begin as early as age 30, and there are many cases of lumbar symptoms appearing by age 40. This degeneration can be associated with several other phenomena, such as spinal stenosis (abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal), osteoarthritis of the spinal joints, or degenerative disc disease, in which the disc dries out (becomes dehydrated) and loses functionality.

Spondylosis cannot be cured, but pain management and physical therapy, and in some cases surgery, can improve your mobility and comfort.

Spondylosis is not life threatening, but in some cases it can lead to nerve damage that can be debilitating. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) for serious symptoms of nerve compression, such as loss of sensation in the limbs or shoulders, a complete loss of balance, or loss of bladder or bowel control. Also seek immediate care for serious symptoms, such as abnormal sensations or sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the body, paralysis, and changes in level of consciousness.

Seek prompt medical care if you are being treated for spondylosis but mild symptoms recur or are persistent.

Common symptoms of spondylosis

You may experience spondylosis symptoms daily or just once in a while. At times any of these symptoms can be severe:

Back or neck pain that may or may not radiate to the limbs
Headache (especially with cervical spondylosis)
Herniated disc
Muscle spasms
Neck pain and stiffness (in cervical spondylosis)
Nerve problems that cause pain, numbness or tingling in the arms, shoulders or legs ,Sciatica

Symptoms that might indicate a serious condition

In some cases, spondylosis can be a serious condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Its symptoms may also mimic those of stroke or other serious conditions. Seek immediate medical care if you, or someone you are with, have any of these serious symptoms of nerve compression including:

Abnormal sensations, numbness, or weakness on one side of the body
Impaired balance and coordination
Loss of bladder or bowel control
Loss of sensation in the arms, shoulders or legs
Muscle weakness in the arms or legs

Bahasa Melayu:
Sakit urat saraf, sakit tulang, lenguh tengkok, leher rasa berat, kebas-kebas kaki, tangan, sebahagian anggota badan, sakit kepala, sakit bila bergerak, sakit bagun pagi, sakit dibahagian pinggang dan lain-lain kesakitan.
Awas, mungkin anda salah seorang calon untuk penyakit spondylosis.

Jika masalah ini tidak serius, rawatan akupunktur amat bagus untuk dicuba dan makan ubat homeopati dari dalam. InsyaAllah masalah anda akan dapat diselesaikan tanpa pembedahan.

Slip Disc Can Be Treated With Acupuncture

Slip Disc.

It sound very common that the people says that ' Slip Disc' cannot be cured. You have got to live with it forever or do some operation.

My suggestion try acupuncture for about 15 session, if there is no result than go for operation.

We have treated large number of slip disc cases with good result with acupuncture. Above are some of the patients undergone acupuncture treatment for 'slip disc' and Cervical Spondylosis

Rawatan Untuk Slip Disc di Pusat rawatan kami biasanya dengan menggunakan teknik
Perubatan Intergrasi iaitu memakan ubat-ubat homeopati dari dalam dan dari luar menggunakan teknik rawatan akupunktur.

Kaedah ini amat berkesan dan cepat sembuh.

Dalam 4 hingga 6 sessi terapi, masalah slip disc yang sederhana dapat diselesaikan dengan baik

sementara jika slip disc yang agak kronik, ia memerlukan terapi akupunktur antara 6 hingga 8 bulan.

kalau perubatan biasa slip disc biasanya berakhir dengan pembedahan.

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Some Sexual Problems in Women

Beberap Masalah Seksual Wanita, Tetapi Malu Untuk Bertanya

What are sexual problems?

A sexual problem means that sex is not satisfying or positive for you. In women, common sexual problems include feeling little or no interest in sex, having problems getting aroused, or having trouble with with orgasm. For some women, pain during intercourse is a problem.

Most women have a sexual problem at one time or another. For some women, the problem is ongoing. But your symptoms are only a sexual problem if they bother you or cause problems in your relationship.

There is no "normal" level of sexual response, because it is different for every woman. You may also find that what is normal at one stage of your life changes at another stage or age. For example, it's common for an exhausted mother of a baby to have little interest in sex. And it's common for both women and men to have less intense sex drives as they age. This is linked in part to hormone changes in the body.
What are some causes of sexual problems in women?

Female sexuality is complex. At its core is a need for closeness and intimacy. Women also have physical needs. When there is a problem in either the emotional or physical part of your life, you can have sexual problems.

Some common causes include:

Emotional causes, such as stress, relationship problems, depression or anxiety, a memory of sexual trauma, and unhappiness with your body.

Physical causes, such as hormone problems, pain from an injury or other problem, and certain conditions such as diabetes or arthritis.

Aging, which can cause changes in the vagina, such as dryness and stiffening.
Certain medicines that can cause sexual problems. These include medicines for depression, blood pressure, and diabetes.

What are the symptoms?

Sexual problems can include:

Having less desire for sex.
Having trouble feeling aroused.
Not being able to have an orgasm.
Having pain during intercourse.

How are sexual problems in women diagnosed?

Women often recognize a sexual problem when they notice a change in desire or sexual satisfaction. When this happens, it helps to look at what is and isn't working in the body and in life. For example:

Are you ill, or do you take a medicine that can lower your sexual desire or response?
Are you stressed or often very tired?
Do you have a caring, respectful connection with a partner?
Do you and your partner have the time and privacy to relax together?
Do you have painful memories about sex or intimacy?

Your doctor can help you decide what to do. He or she will ask questions, do a physical exam, and talk to you about possible causes.

Some women find it hard to talk to their doctor about sexual problems at first. Sometimes it helps to write out what you want to say beforehand. For example, you could say something like "For the past few months, I haven't enjoyed sex as much as I used to." Or you could say "Ever since I started taking that medicine, I haven't felt like having sex."

Solve your problem with Acupuncturist near your area. It might be very helpful to you.
Perhaps you don't need very strong drugs to solve your problems.
Acupuncture will balance your yin and yang in your body.

Some Technique of Acupuncture Points For Sexual Problem

Some useful technique in Acupuncture for treating sexual roblem such as:
* Spermatorrhoea
* No erection or feeble erection
* Impotence
* Urination Problems
* No sexual desire, etc.